The Gamut

All of the ACLU blogs in one place

The Government Cannot Force E-mail Companies to Copy and Save Your Account ‘Just in Case’

Police are issuing warrantless preservation demands to force email providers to seize users’ private communications.

By Melodi Dincer, Kristin M. Mulvey
February 21, 2019

A Supreme Court Milestone for Students’ Free Speech Rights

In 1969, a group of public school students protesting the Vietnam War made First Amendment history that stands strong to this day.

By Mary Beth Tinker, John Tinker
February 20, 2019

Trump’s ‘Emergency’ Declaration Is Illegal

Donald Trump's emergency declaration is a blatant abuse of power in the service of his anti-immigrant agenda. No president has ever tried this before.

By Anthony D. Romero
February 20, 2019

A Wisconsin School District Shrugged After High School Coaches Body-Shamed Cheerleaders

Parents say staff are subjecting students to pervasive gender discrimination in the Kenosha Unified School District.

By Emma J. Roth, Asma Kadri
February 19, 2019

If the Government Had Its Way, Everything Could be Wiretapped

In the battle over encryption, governments act like they have the right to learn everyone’s secrets because technology makes it possible.

By Jennifer Stisa Granick
February 19, 2019

There Is No ‘National Emergency’ at the Border, and Trump’s Declaration Is Illegal

President Donald Trump admits he’s making his move because he didn’t get his way with Congress, and in the process, he hurts American communities.

By Cecillia Wang
February 15, 2019

New Hampshire Is Trying to Stop College Students From Registering to Vote

Voting is my right. I shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to exercise it.

By Maggie Flaherty
February 14, 2019

Trump Administration Is Illegally Forcing Asylum Seekers Out of the United States

The administration is once again breaking the law in order to shut the door on immigrants.

By Michael Tan, Julie Veroff
February 14, 2019

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